Coming from a year of breakthroughs and heartaches, singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose returns with a brand new single that signifies a new chapter in her life.
Julie’s first album under Universal Records, “Breakthrough” broke the boundaries, with her change of sound and approach to her music. All of its singles (Nothing Left, Tayong Dalawa, Down For Me) and the album itself reached the top of the iTunes charts during their first day of release, with the song “Your Song (My One and Only)” also reaching 9 million streams and counting on Spotify.
This year, Julie is set to continue her stride with the release of her newest composition “Regrets.” The emotional song is a reflection of her experiences from the past year, may it be about her career or personal life.
Minutes after its release, the new single already reached the top spot on the iTunes Philippines All Genre and Pop Charts, continuing her streak of #1 hit singles, joining the likes of K-Pop groups BTS and Blackpink on top of the charts.
Breakthrough is Julie’s first album under Universal Records where she explores a different genre of music unheard from her previous releases. Prior to its release, the album’s featured singles ‘Nothing Left‘, her rendition of the Parokya ni Edgar classic ‘Your Song (My One and Only),’ her original song ‘Tayong Dalawa‘ and ‘Down for Me (featuring Fern.)’ all topped various charts as well.
My Guitar Princess is a 2018 Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Nick Olanka, it stars Julie Anne San Jose, Gil Cuerva and Kiko Estrada. It premiered on May 7, 2018, replacing Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw on the network’s noontime line up and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on July 13, 2018 with a total of 50 episodes.
Celina (played by Julie), a daughter of a house help became famous online as the “Guitar Princess”. Her mother was a former singer and was an employee of the Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines who had a Filipino wife and a son, Elton – Celina’s childhood friend. They will eventually meet again, when Elton comes across a video of the Guitar Princess and instantly becomes a fan.
Here are the songs on the viral videos of the Guitar Princess. Listen to the full songs available on:
Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose has released a new album under GMA Records entitled, Chasing The Light. Even before the release of the album, her carrier single and one of several she penned in the album, “Naririnig Mo Ba”, has already topped the iTunes charts after its digital release in June. The song is about faith in love and the hope of feeling in love again, which anyone can relate to.
According to the Kapuso singer-actress, her album is closely similar to her recently released EP, Forever.
“Chasing The Light is more mature in the way na nag-evolve ‘yung genre. It’s different, kasi yung nauna kong albums with GMA Records, parang medyo ballad. I think my fans and I are on the same page when it comes to the kind of music I would make. I think they will like the album just how they liked my EPs,” Julie Anne relates.
Her latest album consists of several original songs and a revival, with Julie Anne’s writing the lyrics for two songs. She also collaborated with international rapper C-Tru, who has high regard for the Kapuso star’s talent. “As a Filipino-American with deep roots in the Philippines, it is an honor to collaborate with talented local artists such as Julie Anne. It’s amazing to be able to connect the Filipino culture here in the U.S. with my kababayan back home through the universal language of music,” C-Tru claims.
Deeper is a good album. The prospects are good. It landed the No. 1 spot on iTunes on its first day of release last June 1. It is a light, varied pop collection that should easily please her fans. What I like most about it though is that Julie Anne shows herself to be an adept songwriter. This, I think, is the quality that distinguishes her from other girl singers today. She started out writing two songs in her first album — When You Said Goodbye and Baby You Are — and even arranged the latter. She did not arrange anything in Deeper but she did compose a lot of songs. In fact, half of the album are very well-written originals in both English and Filipino by Julie Anne.
In August 2012, she released her self-titled debut album which later on received numerous awards and is now a certified diamond record. Her single, “I’ll Be There” remains the only single certified double platinum, triple platinum and quadruple platinum by the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI).
In April 2011, Julie started to do UStreams for her fans with a different theme every time. It is a webcast where she performs songs based on the theme. Her viral video Superbass, that has reached 16 million views, is from one of her UStreams.
Listen to cover songs from Julie’s first SoundCloud account.
Julie’s voice has become a staple to Kapuso dramas and movies with her songs being part of its soundtrack Listen to some of them here.
* Pag-ibig Di Lumisan (Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa)
* Lets Do The HAHA Shake! Shake! (Sunday PinaSaya)
* Walang Iwanan (with Christian Bautista) (Follow Your Heart)
* You&Me (Because of You)
* Buhos Ng Pagmamahal (GMA Network Ulan Station ID)
* Magic Ng Pasko (GMA Network Christmas Station ID)
* If You Believe (Healing Hearts)
* Let The Love Begin (Let The Love Begin)
* Bagong Umaga (Strawberry Lane)
* Nasaan Ang Dating Tayo (Buena Familia)
* Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang (Future’s Choice)
* Bagong Umaga (for Strawberry Lane)
* Ikaw, Ako at Siya (for Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real)
* Right Where You Belong (for Master’s Sun)
* Sa Iyong Mundo (for Kambal Sirena)
* Deeper (for Tale of Arang)
* I’ll Be There (for Kahit Nasaan Ka Man)
* For Everything (for My Daughter Seoyun)
* Bakit Ngayon? (for The Greatest Love)
* Summer sa Mundo ng Kapuso (with Elmo Magalona, GMA Summer 2013 theme song)
* Kahit Man Lang Sa Pangarap (for Paroa: Ang Kwento ni Mariposa)
* Everything’s Alright (for Teen Gen)
* Kapuso Mo, Anumang Kulay ng Buhay (with Regine Velasquez, GMA Station ID 2012 theme song)
* Girl Be Mine (with Elmo Magalona for Just One Summer)
* Bakit Ba Ganyan? (for Just One Summer)
* Together Forever ( with Elmo Magalona, for Together Forever)
* Ang Aking Puso (with Derrick Monasterio, for My Kontrabida Girl)
* Broken Vow (for Broken Vow)
* Halo-halo ang Summer Saya (with Elmo Magalona, GMA Summer 2011 theme song)
* Sa Piling Ko (for Sisid)
* Tangi Kong Hiling (for Dwarfina)
* Nang Dahil Sa ‘Yo Natutong Magmahal (for The Last Prince)
* Pag-ibig na Tunay (for Pilyang Kerubin)
* Unang Hirit (with Mark Bautista, for Unang Hirit)
* Aking Mundo & Sya Na Nga Kaya? (for Dyesebel)
Julie Anne San Jose is set to host the second season of GMA-7’s singing competition, The Clash, along with Rayver Cruz.
They are stepping into the role of the season’s Clash Masters, the post vacated by former Kapuso singer Regine Velasquez, who transferred to ABS-CBN in October 2018.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the September 10 media conference of The Clash season 2 at Hive Hotel, Julie Anne was asked how she feels about taking over the role of Regine.
She answered with a smile, “I don’t think I have to fill anyone’s shoes because ever since, idol ko na talaga si Ate Reg.
“Simula bata pa lang ako, pinapanuod ko na yung mga movies niya, mga kanta niya, nasa tape pa yon, lahat ng kanta niya, CDs niya, tapes niya.
“And she’s one of the reasons why naging successful talaga ang season one ng The Clash.
“So, this season two naman, we want to give it our best shot din para maibigay sa tao kung ano yung ine-expect din nila from us, and at the same time, we also want to enjoy what we’re doing.
“Kasi since season two ito, may bagong flavor, of course, tapos kaming dalawa ni Rayver ang host, hati kami doon sa ‘The Clash: Isa Laban Sa Lahat!’ na tagline.”
Julie Anne is aware that viewers of The Clash from season one might compare her and Rayver with Regine.
For this reason, the GMA-7 singer/actress/TV host makes sure that viewers will see a different hosting style from her and Rayver.
Julie Anne said, “I think, oo, kasi hindi po talaga dapat namin gayahin because ate is ate, Regine is Regine, and sa kanya lang yun.
“Sa kanya lang yung attack niya doon sa tagline, meron din kami sariling attack.
“Kasi, kapag sinasabi namin yung tagline, hati kami. At saka since it’s season two, kapag dalawa kami magbabato ng linya, mas may impact o mas intense.
“Kung si ate, intense na, hindi naman mas but may sarili din kaming intensity na intense din.”
The new season of The Clash is set to air on September 21, after Pepito Manaloto and before Daddy’s Girl on GMA-7’s Saturday prime-time block.
Even though Julie Anne did not expect that she would be hosting The Clash, she admitted that she prayed for her to be chosen.
It finally dawned on her that she would be chosen as the host when she was assigned to helm Studio 7’s segment titled “Duet With Me,” a mini-singing contest where the winners would become part of The Clash’s finalists.
“Hindi ko na-feel, I didn’t really realize na parang, okay, merong ‘Duet With Me.’
“Then, parang napag-isip-isip ko na, after mga a few weeks, na parang uy, tuluy-tuloy na siya, every week, meron na kaming segment sa Studio 7 na ‘Duet With Me,’ then I got the news na I’m hosting The Clash.”
How did management tell her about the news?
She recalls with a laugh, “It’s very casual. Sobrang casual lang talaga like dumaan ako ng Artist Center, ‘Julie, ikaw host ng The Clash, ha.’ Wala talaga!
“Pero after that, sinabihan ako, tinext ako, I got a call.
“Thank You, Lord. Thank You po talaga.
“Kasi before, noong nabalitaan ko na magkakaroon ng The Clash season two, nagpe-pray din naman ako, nagpe-pray talaga ako.
“Siguro, ang sarap sa feeling na mapasama sa The Clash kasi may bago na namang aspriing singers na madi-discover, di ba? So we’re actually building a new breed of singers.”
Apart from Julie Anne and Rayver, Rita Daniela and Ken Chan are also part of The Clash as journey hosts.
Julie said that they are all enjoying the experience of hosting a competition, especially for her and Rita, who are both products of Popstar Kids.
“Kasi ako galing din ako ng singing comeptition ni Rita and alam namin yung feeling na nasa isang competition ka.
“So alam namin kung ano yung napi-feel, there are times na mapi-feel namin na hindi enough yung ginawa ko, and there are times na you did a great job today.
“But, at the end of the day, we just want everyone to enjoy, that’s like our main goal and to show our audience, our viewers na ang daming magagaling na Pilipino, sobrang daming magagaling at ito produkto ito ng The Clash.”
SOURCE: https://www.pep.ph/guide/tv/146131/julie-anne-san-jose-talks-about-replacing-regine-velasquez-in-the-clash-a724-20190916 By James Patrick Anarcon September 16, 2019